Tír na nÓg

Tír na nÓg

Tír na nÓg are an Irish duo formed in the early 1970s, consisting of Leo O'Kelly and Sonny Condell. Their music mainly consists of their own compositions, based on strong Celtic roots and typically featured intricate acoustic guitar playing and close harmony singing.

In May 1970 Sonny and Leo arrived in London with £30 each in their pockets, which they estimated would last them for a month. Almost immediately Chrysalis Records offered them a recording contract!

They toured the folk clubs of England, played sessions for John Peel's radio show many times, toured internationally with Jethro Tull and Procol Harum, as well as gigging with The Who, Roxy Music, Elton John, T.Rex and ELP.

The duo broke up in 1974, only to reform again in 1985. They have been playing together ever since.